Iran, Niger stress counter-terrorism co-op

IRNA – Iran’s Foregin Minister and the President of Niger emphasized the necessity of boosting political relations and cooperation between Iran and Niger on fighting terrorism.

Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is visiting the western African country, Niger, met President Mahamadou Issoufou on Thursday evening. The two sides explored bilateral relations, and the ways for enhancing political, economic and trade ties, as well as regional and international issues, including fighting terrorism.

The meeting was followed by the opening ceremony of a joint commercial forum and a meeting with the Nigerien Foreign Minister Ibrahim Yacouba.

Earlier on Thursday, Iran’s Foregin Minister had met with some other senior officials of Niger, including its Prime Minister Brigi Rafini.

Visiting the Republic of Niger is Zarif’s final stop of his African tour, which started Saturday. He has also visited South Africa and Uganda and held talks with senior officials of the two countries.